George HW Bush Hospitalized in Texas

Chief of staff says 92-year-old is 'fine'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 18, 2017 4:22 AM CST
George HW Bush Hospitalized in Texas
In this April 2, 2016photo, former President George HW Bush waves as he arrives at NRG Stadium before the NCAA Final Four game between Villanova and Oklahoma in Houston.   (David J. Phillip)

Former President George HW Bush has been hospitalized in Houston but the 92-year-old is "fine" and is expected to go home in a few days, his chief of staff says. Bush chief of staff Jean Becker tells the Houston Chronicle that the 41st president was recently admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital after becoming ill. "He's there. He's fine and he's doing really well," Becker says. Becker did not specify the reason the oldest living US president was hospitalized, the AP reports. Bush has a form of Parkinson's disease and uses a motorized scooter or a wheelchair for mobility. His office announced earlier this month that Bush and his wife, Barbara, would not attend Donald Trump's inauguration this week due to the former president's age and health. (Read more George HW Bush stories.)

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